Mother Earth Living

Winterize Your Home: Tips to Save Energy This Winter

Get ready for the chilly days ahead—and save money on your utility bills.
By Natural Home Staff
September/October 2003
Add to My MSN

Switch to a programmable thermostat and lower your home’s daily temperature by three degrees.
Shutterstock


Content Tools

• Replace or clean your furnace filter.

• Switch to a programmable thermostat and lower your home’s daily temperature by three degrees.

• Replace an older furnace or heat pump with Energy Star–rated products.

• Keep doors and heat vents in unoccupied rooms closed.

• Line windows and doors with weather stripping and caulking.

• Seal small leaks around plumbing installations, recessed lights, vents, air ducts, flues, and chimneys using insulation, caulk, or weather stripping.

• Insulate attics, walls, and basements.

• Lower the thermostat on your water heater to 120 degrees.

• Insulate your water pipes to prevent freezing.

Sources: Edison Electric Institute, Energy Star Partnership Program



















Subscribe Today!

Pay Now & Save 58% Off the Cover Price

(* indicates a required item)
Canadian subs: 1 year, (includes postage & GST). Foreign subs: 1 year, . U.S. funds.
Canadian Subscribers - Click Here
Non US and Canadian Subscribers - Click Here